The Taxman


1h 56m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Al Benjamin is a New York State Tax Investigator who infiltrates the Russian immigrant community in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. On the surface, Al is tracking down a mysterious confidence man who is clandestinely operating a multi-million dollar gasoline tax fraud scam. But underneath, Al is seeking

Film Details

Also Known As
Taxman
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Drama
Thriller
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Kushner/Locke Company; Kushner/Locke Company; Mahagonny Pictures
Distribution Company
Phaedra Cinema
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Brooklyn, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

Synopsis

Al Benjamin is a New York State Tax Investigator who infiltrates the Russian immigrant community in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. On the surface, Al is tracking down a mysterious confidence man who is clandestinely operating a multi-million dollar gasoline tax fraud scam. But underneath, Al is seeking to reinvent himself, and redeem himself from the middle class wasteland of his life. Joseph Romero, an NYPD policeman seeking to improve himself joins Al's quest. Soon the two find themselves swept into a vortex of mystery and a seductive way of life, coupled with romance, recrimination, raw ambition and lust for life. Ultimately, in his tireless effort to find a 'mystery man,' Al Benjamin makes many enemies.

Film Details

Also Known As
Taxman
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Drama
Thriller
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Kushner/Locke Company; Kushner/Locke Company; Mahagonny Pictures
Distribution Company
Phaedra Cinema
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Brooklyn, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 17, 1999

Released in United States May 1998

Released in United States October 1, 1999

Released in United States on Video December 21, 1999

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 13-24, 1998.

Began shooting early November 1997.

Completed shooting December 15, 1997.

Released in United States May 1998 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 13-24, 1998.)

Released in United States Fall September 17, 1999

Released in United States October 1, 1999 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video December 21, 1999